ch.1 geog

ch.1 geog - Ch.1 Geography- The science that studies the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ch.1 Geography- The science that studies the interdependence and interaction among geographic areas, natural systems, processes, society, and cultural activities over space-a spatial science. The five themes of geographic education are location, place, movement, regions, and human- earth relationships. Spatial- The nature or character of physical space, as in an area; occupying or operating within a space. Geography is a spatial science: spatial analysis its essential approach. Spatial analysis- The examination of spatial interactions, patterns, nd variations over area and/or space; a key integrative approach of geography. Process- A set of actions and changes that occur in some special order; analysis of processes is central to modern geographic synthesis. Physical geography- The science concerned with spatial aspects and interactions of the physical elements and processes that make up the enviorment: energy, air, water, weather, climate, landforms, soils, animals, plants, microorganisms, and earth. Scientific method- An approach that uses applied common sense in an organized and objective manner; based on observation, generalization, formulation, and testing a hypothesis, and ultimately developing a theory. System- An ordered, interrelated set of materials or items existing separate from the environment or within a boundary; energy transformations and energy and matter storage and retrieval occur within a system. Open system- A system with inputs and outputs crossing back and forth between the system and the surrounding enviorment. Earth is an open system in terms of energy (compare closed system). Closed system- A system that is shut off from the surrounding
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

ch.1 geog - Ch.1 Geography- The science that studies the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online